ORA-19502, ORA-27072 During RMAN Backup

ORA-Errors

While executing and RMAN backup the following error occurs:

channel ORA_DISK_1: starting piece 1 at 17-JUN-10
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of backup plus archivelog command at 06/17/2010 03:27:42
ORA-19502: write error on file "/ocfs2/data07/oracle/oraback/TEST/rman/TESTLIVE_20100617_9072_1.rbak", blockno 8842241 (blocksize=8192)
ORA-27072: File I/O error
Linux-x86_64 Error: 9: Bad file descriptor
Additional information: 4
Additional information: 8842241
Additional information: 159744
Recovery Manager complete.

If you review the “disk free” section from the RDA report, the mount point will show as almost full. You can also check this from a df on Linux. The backup will be attempting to write to a larger disk space than is available.

The reason for this error is the there is not enough disk space on the drive to complete the backup.

To resolve this error, clean up unnecessary files on the disk, or add disk space to the disk then re-run the backup.